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One dead, two injured in Benton County explosion

by NWA Democrat-Gazette | December 15, 2020 at 7:05 a.m.
Debris on a property off Bill Young Road near Siloam Springs. One man was killed and two others were injured. (Siloam Springs Herald-Leader/MARC HAYOT)

SILOAM SPRINGS -- One person died and two were injured in an explosion late Monday afternoon, a Benton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said.

Leland Dale Dannels, 83, was killed in the explosion in a recreational vehicle at 19050 Bill Young Road, Lt. Shannon Jenkins said.

Phyllis Ann Dannels, 60, was airlifted to a Tulsa burn center with injuries, Jenkins said.

An unidentified first responder was hit by debris in a second explosion and suffered minor injuries, Jenkins said.

The Sheriff's Office is investigating the cause of the incident.

Bill Young Road is between Siloam Springs and Gentry north of the Highway 59 and U.S 412 intersection.

A property off Bill Young Road near Siloam Springs. One man was killed and two others were injured. (Siloam Springs Herald-Leader/MARC HAYOT)
A property off Bill Young Road near Siloam Springs. One man was killed and two others were injured. (Siloam Springs Herald-Leader/MARC HAYOT)

Print Headline: 1 person killed, 2 hurt in explosion

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